Natasia Demetriou of ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Is the Host of Netflix’s New Must-Watch Competition Show ‘The Big Flower Fight’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Natasia Demetriou and Vic Reeves on the Big Flower Fight

Comedian Natasia Demetriou has a brand new gig, and it’s lots much less bloody than her present one. The star of FX’s vampire comedy collection What We Do within the Shadows will co-host the upcoming Netflix competitors actuality present The Big Flower Fight. It premieres May 18. 

Natasia Demetriou and Vic Reeves host ‘The Big Flower Fight’

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In The Big Flower Fight, 10 groups of florists, sculptors, and backyard designers from around the globe put their skills to the check by creating elaborate floral installations. After each activity, they’ll be judged by luxurious floral designer Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht (together with some visitor judges, together with Simon Lycett, James Wong, James Alexander-Sinclair, Sarah Eberle, and Sophie Walker). One unfortunate workforce will likely be despatched house.

The winners get the prospect to show their creation at London’s well-known Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Think of it like The Great British Baking Show, however with flowers as an alternative of fondant.

Demetriou — who’s greatest recognized to American audiences for her position as Nadja on What We Do within the Shadows — will co-host the collection with British comic Vic Reeves, who has appeared on reveals similar to I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! 

“Working with Vic Reeves in a beautiful English field surrounded by loads of chicken wire – it’s every person’s dream job,” Demetriou informed Radio Times. 

These aren’t your typical floral preparations 

Natasia Demetriou and Vic Reeves on the Big Flower Fight
Natasia Demetriou and Vic Reeves on The Big Flower Fight | Netflix

The phrases “floral arrangement” may make you consider lackluster grocery story bouquets, however contestants on The Big Flower Fight are engaged on an entire different degree. In the trailer, we get a glimpse of what these designers are in a position to do. 

“Teams will create super-sized structures festooned with flowers and foliage,” Reeves says. 

Their creations embrace a large T. rex, bugs, birds, and a koala. In every spherical, probably the most spectacular design wins Best in Bloom, whereas “one team will be heading directly for the compost pile,” Reeves explains. 

Contestants have some severe chops. Among these competing are winners of gold and silver medals on the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. There are additionally artists, florists, and panorama architects. They’ve come to the U.Ok.’s scenic countryside from as distant as Brooklyn and Vancouver to compete for the massive prize.

‘The Big Flower Fight’ has a conservationist theme 

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Two contestants from Netflix’s The Big Flower Fight | Netflix

According to Variety, The Big Flower Fight isn’t nearly creating gorgeous preparations. The present additionally has a conservationist theme. Contestants are urged to make use of vegetation that may profit the setting, not damage it, similar to pollinating species which are pleasant to bugs. 

“My mission is to help flowers finally get the respect they deserve,” VanderYacht informed Radio Times. “This isn’t your basic bunch of blooms. This is the real deal. So buckle up and get your shovel ready for some farm fresh floral fantasy realness!”

The Big Flower Fight premieres May 18 on Netflix. 

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